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New NZTIF President announced

7 February 2023
Bruce Larsen, General Manager and Director of Northpine Ltd, Waipu, Northland is the newpresident of the New Zealand Timber Industry Federation. He has been a valuable member of the NZTIF Board for six years and replaces John McVicar who served as president from 2013.

Bruce joined the New Zealand Forest Service as a trainee in 1981 and spent a year at Turangi as alabourer with other North Island inductees before going on to Canterbury University where hereceived his B.For.Sci (Hons) degree.

After a couple of years at FRI (Scion) undertaking research in log harvesting Bruce joined the StateOwned Enterprise Timberlands based in Woodhill Forest. Carter Holt Harvey purchased the northernforests in 1990 and Bruce then spent 11 years in various roles within that organisation, primarilyrelated to harvesting and log sales.

CHH also sponsored Bruce’s completion of an M.B.A and his final role was as International SalesManager for CHH Forests. He then purchased a shareholding in the recent start-up sawmillNorthpine as well as spending time harvesting and trading logs – which came to an abrupt end withthe Global Financial Crisis. Bruce has been General Manager of Northpine for the last 15 years and a NZTIF Board member since 2017.

Source: NZTIF

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